Athletic: ‘This game against Sporting de Huelva is key’

The Athletic female it is experiencing an unprecedented season throughout its history. The rojiblancas, twelfth in the table, are currently immersed in the fight to avoid relegation places. The Sporting de Huelva Lezama arrives tomorrow (11.30 am) just one point below, hence the importance that Iraia Iturregi attaches to this duel.

The local coach is clear that “this game is very similar to the one we played against Rayo last Sunday. Sporting de Huelva is a direct rival. It has one point less and now We know that if we win this Sunday, we will leave them to four and on top we would have the goal average in our favor”.

Iraia, who in the face of this league clash only has the loss of Erika, hopes that Athletic will do the same tomorrow as against Rayo, which they beat the previous day by 2-3. “The team entered the other day, they entered the game very connected and competed well. Now we have to maintain the level of defensive intensity, compete the same and, playing at home, to see if we are capable of dominating the game, avoiding counterattacks and being good in set pieces”.

Regarding Sporting de Huelva, the red-and-white coach indicates that “it is usually a rocky team that defends well, that hurts you from set pieces and that they have fast and unbalancing players at the top. It may be that this year, unlike others, Huelva will not accept the draw here”.